Approved On-Board Mass System

Truck Scales


Transport Certification Australia on 30/04/2019 announced the type-approval of our 89AXM Series On-Board Mass (OBM) system. There are three categories of type-approved OBM systems (categories A, B and C) which meet the needs of different stakeholders. Category A OBM systems electronically display mass information to drivers or loaders.

All categories of type-approval are subject to an assessment of the performance-based requirements contained in the OBM System Functional and Technical Specification, of which the Airtec 89AXM Series OBM system meets. The Co-founder and Managing Director of Airtec Corporation Pty Ltd says:
“After TCA released the OBM System Functional and Technical Specification to stakeholders, our team has designed, manufactured and engineered a smart OBM solution for Australia’s heavy vehicle industry.”

David Hewett

OBM systems have a diverse range of use, and type-approval brings reassurance of having met high levels of accuracy, reliability and robustness requirements, as well as meeting tamper evidence and security levels relevant to the type-approval category.
“Airtec’s experience within the transportation sector, and its expertise in developing on-board mass and inflation systems for over 20 years, contributes to a strong and focused mass management solution,”

David Hewett



These systems help transport operators to optimise and manage vehicle axle load weight in real time to improve productivity.
“Today our customers can now invest in a type-approved (Type A) OBM system that will provide operators the means of managing heavy vehicle mass more effectively,”

David Hewett

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Read the media release published by TCA.

Bordertown Haulage & Trading


Bordertown Haulage & Trading has been an Airtec Customer for almost 10 years. They have fertiliser depots in Bordertown and Padthaway along with grain storage at Nhill VIC and Bordertown depots. They operate under the NHVR Mass Management and Maintenance Management modules, ensuring all their vehicles are operated with legal weights and are maintained in accordance with the national requirements.
Our vehicles are always correctly maintained with the appropriate weights, using Airtec's 89AXM Truck Scales and adequate time to get safely to their destination.

Angus Karger



Angus grew up following his Dad, Peter Karger, around the workshop learning all he could about trucks. After completing his diesel mechanic apprenticeship he returned home to gain full employment in the family business.
Peter Karger, David Hewett and Angus Karger at Bordertown Haulage & Trading in Victoria.

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